Victoria has recorded 867 new cases of Covid-19 and four deaths as the state reaches 80% of the first dose of vaccination.
Tuesday’s figures are the state’s highest daily figure since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous record of 847 cases recorded on Saturday.
Victoria also had more cases than NSW ‘, which recorded 787 new infections on Monday. The last time this happened was June 21.
Melbourne’s grueling lockdown will now be eased slightly in line with Prime Minister Daniel Andrews’ roadmap for once the 80% mark is reached.
The travel radius will now be extended from 10 km to 15 km for long-suffering Melburnians (pictured, two women walking in St Kilda in Melbourne)
Tuesday’s figures are the state’s highest daily figure since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous record of 847 cases recorded on Saturday
‘Modest’ relaxation of the rules includes extending the travel limit in Melbourne from 10km to 15km from 11.59pm Tuesday
Residents can also indulge in ânon-contactâ recreational activities such as golf, tennis or fishing.
Personal trainers can train five fully immunized people at a time, while remaining restrictions on playgrounds will also be lifted.
For those who live in areas of the state, up to 30 people can dine al fresco at restaurants and cafes.
Mr Andrews was forced to defend the slower pace of his reopening plan once 70% was doubled on October 26, compared to NSW which ended the lockdown 15 days earlier with fewer restrictions.
In Victoria, once this step is taken, pubs, restaurants and cafes will once again welcome 50 fully vaccinated clients outdoors and beauty services will allow five clients at a time.
Some restrictions in Melbourne will be relaxed at midnight on Tuesday after the state reaches 80% of early vaccinations (photo by St Kilda)
Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday he had no plans to reopen his state to unvaccinated residents like NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian intends to do in December.
RESTRICTIONS REMOVE 80 PERCENT OF FIRST DOSE
Restrictions will ease slightly for locked-in Victorians at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday as the state reaches 80% of the vaccine-vaccinated population
The displacement radius will be extended from 10km to 15km
“Contactless” recreational activities are permitted, including golf, fishing and tennis
Personal trainers can train up to five fully immunized people at a time
Restrictions on playgrounds will ease, but masks should still be worn
Victoria area cafes and restaurants can accommodate 30 outside patrons
No home visits will be allowed, while NSW will allow five guests to a home.
“We are taking a public health advice-based approach,” he told ABC News Breakfast on Tuesday.
âIt’s a very precious thing, our health care system, and we have to be careful about managing these extra patients. I’m not going to give our nurses a fight they can’t win. It will be very difficult for them in the weeks and months to come.
âI’m not here to apologize for doing this cautiously and for following the science. I am here to encourage people to get vaccinated.
âI will leave comparisons with other states to others. We are going to do it and we will do it right. I am very positive and optimistic about the future because we can see beyond now. ‘
Victorian’s health department added 140 cases to Monday’s total and 9 more cases to Sunday’s after discovering that some cases were “incorrectly recorded by a third-party software vendor supporting a private vendor.”
âThese results included 9 reportable cases on September 26 and 140 reportable cases on September 27. Those 149 cases are reported in today’s numbers – which means the actual number of cases today is 867, âthe DHHS tweeted.
On Monday, Mr Andrews announced that he had no plans to remove restrictions on unvaccinated residents at 90 percent immunization, as New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said ‘intention to do so.
She intends to further ease restrictions for the double hit when the state hits its 80% vaccination target by the end of October, then extend those freedoms to all residents – regardless of status. vaccine – December 1.
Andrews said he believed the short window would deter residents from getting vaccinated and hamper efforts to reach the vaccination milestone.
âThere are all reasons to get vaccinated now. I wouldn’t give anyone a reason to wait five or six weeks, âhe said.
The Victorian PM was hopeful that cases in his state would start to drop once half of the population was fully vaccinated, as happened when NSW hit that milestone.
Data from the state’s recent outbreak revealed far fewer Covid patients were in hospital than last year due to the vaccine, easing fears the healthcare system might be overwhelmed with cases.
The Victorian Prime Minister is now hoping that cases in his state will start to drop once half of the population is doubly vaccinated, which was seen when NSW hit that milestone
Two dozen new exhibit sites were listed overnight in the state, including an early childhood learning center.
The Goodstart Early Learning in Keilor Village, northwest Melbourne, was on display on Tuesday, September 21 between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., and again on Wednesday, September 22 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Those who have been to the center during these times must self-isolate for two weeks regardless of test results.
The same instructions apply to the Community Kids Bayswater Early Education Center for Tuesday, September 21 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 23 between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Geelong Women’s Ultrasound Clinic was also classified as a Level 1 exposure site on September 23 between 9:10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.